Friday Night Family Fun Hosts XM Kids Radio Star and PBS Featured artist Bari Koral
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
November 9, 2011
p>The Kansas City Public Library hosts children's rocker, Bari Koral on Friday, November 11, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Koral has been dubbed the "Sheryl Crow for kids" by the New York Post. Koral's songs, such as "Hey Ducky" and "The Backpack Song," will have your preschooler dancing in the aisles.
Before entering the world of children's music Koral spent the better part of eight years touring as a successful folk/pop singer, frequently compared to such artists as Jewel, Norah Jones and Joan Osborne. Bari loved performing but did not love life on the road away from her family. Then, The Long Island Children's Museum awarded Bari a grant based on her children's songs. "Suddenly I saw green lights all along on the road," she says. "The way was clearly illuminated before me." Koral assembled a top-notch band, including esteemed jazz musician Dred Scott on bass and acclaimed Broadway drummer Eric Halvorson on drums. Koral, Scott, and Halvorson have been performing as the Bari Koral Family Rock Band ever since. The band continues to make their mark in the children's music world with chart-topping singles, joyful live performances, all while keeping a strong connection with their youthful fans and families.
Koral's latest album, Rock and Roll Garden won the 2010 Nappa Gold and Parents' Choice Award and was voted top 10 Kids' album of the year by Time Out Kids.
Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.